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Do Nigerian Senators Care About Those They Represent?

Do you think our senators are concerned about Nigerians that they represent?

Senators are supposed to represent Nigerians at a national forum called a senate, where national issues that bother on the welfare and sustenance of the common man are discussed. In foreign countries, senators are men held in esteem because they give a selfless duty in seeing that their fellow country men get the best from their nation.

In Nigeria, our senators have no mission than in the senate other than to make money. They are disillusioned and more or less perverted.

I have tried to analyse the reasons why this is so and have come to these conclusions: most of them were never really elected by the electorate. They got their senatorial seats by rigging and through the help of 'loan sharks'- the 'god fathers' - therefore they see the senate as a means of recouping an investment.

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Do the clowns themselves even know why they are there?

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pls rottweiler,dont loose hope.

Im really glad to see that some Nigerians believe there are some of these legislators who have the interest of the people they represent at heart.Indeed Nigerians know them.

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They equate law-making to money-making. So constituency is bullshit to them. Most of them spend the whole tenure in Abuja without visiting their constituencies. They only do when they have to go stash some money away in their mansions or when they want to inspect their private projects under construction.

I don't think we have seen anything yet. As a Nigerian, I lost hope a long time ago.

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Good point Seun, and it is one of the MANY problems. Your forum could serve to educate those that either dont know or dont care.

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If i cant talk for all the senators and reps, atleast i can talk about Afikuyomi,Mamora and Abike dabiri and i can tell you, to these people, they care so much about who they represent and they would stop at nothing to acheive it. No doubt they have their GF too but men, career matters to these people than anything abi would you all say Gali Naaba too does not give a heck? would you say Nnammani does not care? please lets be frank, list out the bad ones and dont generalise them bcus i know some of them still got a heart of their own and if i have to start naming those that would do anything for money, then my first pick would be Mantu,second pick would be Amosu and that Ifeanyi guy from Imo state. we know the good ones and the bad ones and they know themselves

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Well I think the most corrupt level of Nigerian govrnment are the legislature. They always puch motion with Ghana must Go bags. without which the bill will be kicked out they would not pass any bill till they have been convinced with a ghana must go bag each. I am stold somebody that the reason OBJ lost his third term tenure in the senate was because the money given to those who wants it kicked out was bigger and all other personal motives. Cos they cant tell me they have suddenly become saints and don want to collect bribes. All they do is pass bills that will better their lives forgetting the electorates.

Thats why I still see this as the reason OBJ sould continue cos these up-coming presidential aspirants will endup only trying to recover thier campaign money till the end of thier tenure.

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Thats an excellent point. The government might want to look into funding a public education program to inform the population what each of branch of Government is there for. Honestly, a Federal Democracy is fairly complicated, especially when you consider that the only long-lasting governing system that most Nigerians have ever known have been Military Dictatorship. Hence, the reason that a lot of people are convinced Obj is "chopping" their money, instead of directing their anger at Governors, LG Chairmen and their Reps in the National Assembly.

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Do Nigerians care about those that represent them?

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Infact the senator only protect theire interest alone not caring about public interest.

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Is there a Senate? I assumed the President took all the decisions and his houseboys agreed or risked getting fired....... So when you don't agree with the decision, what do you do? Go to court? closed for the day, you visit babalawo or hire an assassin.

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yes they do!

they simply pocket all the money and tell us to pray!

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The need for representation is usually the basis for election!, but i guess what we ahve in this country today is nothing but selection!, monitored by an oligarchic cabal. be that as it may, i believe the senators are only concerned about what they have invested into politics which must be regained before the ELECTORATES will be thought of.

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Nigerian senators are the people who were corrupted and acquired wealth parasitically. They represent their cabals, not common

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I have always lamented the lack of leadership we have in Nigeria. There is no so-called leader worthy of emulation.

In that senate of theirs (because it is not ours), they are all there to represent their selfish interests and not the electorate.

Who will blame them, after all they were not duly elected, and they can't say "thank You" to people who did nothing for them. Abeg leave them jare.

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It's a basic truth, Nigerian senators/representative are more concerened about thier pocket to the representation of the majority outside.

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